Ronald McDonald, Esq. manages more than 13,000 real estate sites. The company’s real estate department keeps information about each site on a mainframe database, yet the law department’s lawyers and paralegals frequently need access to some of that information.
As explained in a vendor’s marketing document (Mitratech, McDonald’s Case Study, Aug. 1, 2005 at 4), the law department created a shared services team, headed by a paralegal, to track and analyze all law-related real estate information, so that everyone in the department can have it available.
Moreover, each day the law department’s matter management system exchanges information with the company’s mainframe database for real estate, so both systems keep up to date. See my post of Aug. 5, 2005 on supplemental databases.)